|Age Limit||18 and up|
Seeking volunteer help with a film on Thursday, April 13 at the Jones Center. As a volunteer you will assist with guest check-in and breakdown at the end of the film. You will have the opportunity to watch the film as part of your shift.
Filmed over the past two decades, this kaleidoscopic portrait wonderfully captures the lively, freewheeling spirit of avant-garde legend Tony Conrad, who passed away last year. The subtitle of the film already suggests what his attitude toward art was all about: no false assumptions about the past, no pretensions about the future, just being “completely in the present.” Conrad questioned authority in every period and in every aspect of his life.
As director Tyler Hubby (The Devil and Daniel Johnston) illustrates, most notably with Conrad’s ongoing protests against the Lincoln Center, the institutionalization of art was one of the artist’s ongoing battles. Uprooting and dismantling our Western notion of musical composition was another one. Shifting from music to film, to performance, teaching, video, visual art, and public television, Conrad challenged his audience to redefine film, music, and time.
This energetic documentary will be introduced by Senior Curator Heather Pesanti, who worked with Tony Conrad on multiple occasions during her time as Curator of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. (Directed by Tyler Hubby, 2017, 102 mins.)
|Perks||Get to watch the movie for free.|
|Parking Details||City Parking Meter for $1.20/hr. Parking garages at 7th and Brazos (range from $7 - 10). Public transportation is encouraged.|
3 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 8 Hours